Tutoring can benefit students in a number of ways, including:
IMPROVING STUDENT STUDY HABITS AND SKILLS By building on the learning that takes place during the school day, tutoring can help students improve planning, organizing the way they approach learning, reports, projects, assignments and time management.
MORE TIME-ON-TASK Tutoring allows students to receive additional help and reinforces learning skills which can provide additional opportunities to practice how to approach new information.
MEETING SPECIFIC STUDENT NEEDS Tutoring can offer students individual attention to help them learn in different and more effective ways within a smaller group environment. A tutor provides an additional academic interaction focused on the individual student, rather than big group settings isolating individual needs.
REDUCING NON-PRODUCTIVE OR RISKY BEHAVIORSTutoring offers students a safe, supportive environment out of school and can help them utilize their time more productively.
IMPROVING SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SKILLS Tutoring programs support students as they develop confidence in the classroom. They become better communicators, make positive social and behavioral adjustments, form better relationships with peers, and exercise more effective conflict-resolution strategies.
INCREASED ABILITY TO MANAGE ONE’S OWN LEARNING As competency grows, confidence in academic performance increases. This is often seen in a positive shift in attitude toward the content area and school in general.